Employers ignore slowdown to keep on hiring 

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Unemployment is already at a 42-year low and looks set to keep falling if employers live up to these recruitment plans.

The REC believes more clarity on Brexit plans would help to reinforce this picture by calming bosses’ fears over the economic situation.

“It is very worrying that for the third month now, more employers feel that economic conditions are getting worse,” said Kevin Green, the REC’s chief executive.

“Although the demand for temporary agency workers is declining, the demand for permanent staff remains strong – which is a positive sign. The jobs market’s unprecedented growth is at a tipping point.

“Clarity around trade, residency and immigration could prevent a rapid decline in the UK’s successful labour market. We’re looking for political leadership.”

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